Realitarakyat.com – Recently, Israel announced the results of a study related to the corona vaccine, namely the Pfizer vaccine. Launching media coverage, the study found that corona vaccination can reduce the risk of viral infection by 94 percent. This figure is obtained after administering 2 doses of Pfizer vaccine.
Apart from being able to reduce the risk and symptoms of COVID-19, research conducted by the largest health care facility in Israel, Clalit, shows another encouraging thing.
He said the Pfizer vaccine showed the same effect in all age groups who received the vaccine. Baseline data show a reduction of 94 percent in symptomatic (symptomatic) cases and 92 percent in severe cases.
Get to know the Pfizer Corona Vaccine
The study was conducted by matching data on vaccine recipients based on general health, place of residence, risk of infection, and risk of serious illness. As a result, it appears that the Pfizer corona virus vaccine shows real effectiveness within a week after the second dose is given. However, Israel warned that this study is still based on preliminary data.
The corona vaccine from Pfizer is the vaccine that is quite widely ordered by countries around the world. The vaccine developed together with BioNTech is known to use mRNA (messenger-RNA), which is the latest technology based on a synthetic version of the SARS-CoV-2 virus molecule. Through this method, the corona vaccine is made in a special way.
Vaccines made by the mRNA method are processed by a special genetic technique that is made by giving a spike protein which is usually located on the outer surface of the corona virus.
This will later affect the results of the vaccine after it enters the human body. So, after the vaccine is injected, the immune system will respond and create antibodies against the spike protein.
Then, if one day someone who has received the vaccine is exposed to the corona virus, the antibodies that have been created as a result of the vaccine will be ready to fight the virus.
The mRNA method also means a single-stranded genetic code that cells can translate as instructions to make new proteins. In this corona vaccine, mRNA is in charge of instructing cells in the body to make antibodies that are specific to the virus spike protein.
Now, when the real virus attacks, the immune system will recognize it and prepare to attack so that infection does not occur. Apart from that, the Pfizer vaccine also contains fatty ingredients called lipids, thrometamine, thrometamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate, and sucrose. This corona vaccine also has other uniqueness.
In terms of storage, the Pfizer vaccine needs to be stored at an ambient temperature of -75 degrees Celsius. However, when it is to be used, the corona vaccine can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
After that, the vaccine will be declared unfit for use. To accommodate these storage requirements, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a complex set of vaccine handling and storage requirements known as the “cold chain,” which includes an ultra-cold freezer and lots of dry ice.
Trials, studies, and development of the corona vaccine are still being carried out around the world. While waiting for results that show the best vaccine against this virus, make sure to always maintain your health and adopt a clean lifestyle.
Avoid transmission of the corona virus by regularly washing your hands with soap, keeping your distance, and always wearing a mask when you are outside the home. (ndi)